An organism that lives on or in a different kind of organism (the host) from which it gets some or all of its nourishment. Parasites are harmful to their hosts, although the damage they do ranges widely from minor inconvenience to debilitating or fatal disease. &diamf3; A parasite that lives or feeds on the outer surface of the host's body, such as a louse, tick, or leech, is called an ectoparasite . Ectoparasites do not usually cause disease themselves although they are frequently a vector of disease, as in the case of ticks, which can transmit the organisms that cause such diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. &diamf3; A parasite that lives inside the body of its host is called an endoparasite . Endoparasites include organisms such as tapeworms, hookworms, and trypanosomes that live within the host's organs or tissues, as well as organisms such as sporozoans that invade the host's cells.
A person who spends time in the company of another person or of a group out of admiration or for personal gain.
A male servant of low rank, usually in some sort of livery or uniform
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
The definition of a leech is a type of worm found in water or in wet areas with a strong sucker on both ends of its body which it uses to suck blood from its hosts, or a person who attaches themselves to another person like a parasite.
One who is subject to or controlled by a specified influence:
(Figuratively) A person, country, etc, controlled by another.
A person used by another to do dangerous, distasteful, or unlawful work; dupe
Any of several breeds of small-sized to medium-sized dogs, usually having drooping ears, short legs, and a wavy, silky coat.
A small dog kept as a pet.
The definition of an apple polisher is someone who utilizes gifts and flattery as means of attempting to achieve promotion or favor.
(Slang) An employee who performs minor or menial tasks such as running errands
Alternative spelling of yes man.
(Comedy) A straight man
A person who obeys superiors in a servile, cringing way
A drink that is made of fruit or sometimes vegetables and is blended with juice, milk, or yogurt and often ice until smooth.
(Slang) One who submits meekly to domination or mistreatment by others.
One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
One who dictates:
Alternative spelling of brown noser. (one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.)
A person who uses flattery to get something or to win favor
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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